I was in a crafty mood the other day and came across this picture of some kitchen wall art over at the fabulous Emily A. Clark’s site. Emily is a beautiful mother of five and a talented designer.
I really liked these three framed pictures on her wall so I decided to try and make something similar. It took two attempts but I am pretty happy with the result. In my first attempt I used burlap as the backing, similar to Emily’s and used a stencil to paint on the words.
I liked the finished product but was not crazy about the combination of the burlap and my Sherwin Williams Trusty Tan walls. Since they were so simple to make I gave it another try. I am in the process of bringing some new color into my kitchen/hearthroom but have been holding off until I found an area rug that I liked. I figured now was as good as time as any to start using one of the new colors.
To make the second set of wall hangings, I cut three pieces of fabric 8″ by 10″ which is the size of the frames I was using.
I then created the words on my computer, using my all time favorite font, “Hey Gorgeous” that I downloaded from KevinandAmanda (probably my favorite of all the blogs I read). I love this font and use it all the time.
Next, I cut out a small piece of white felt that I had leftover from the pointsetta pillow I made last Christmas. Using small scissors, I trimmed around the letters and the felt at the same time. I could have pinned the paper to the felt but this process worked just fine and it was very quick (my kind of project).
To attach the letters to the fabric I used a ruler to make sure I had a straight line, then with a q-tip, applied a very small amount of fabric glue to the back of the letters.
Once the glue dried, I put each piece of fabric in a frame and hung them next to kitchen chalkboard.
Now on to finding that perfect area rug……